Johana Skalsky Presence is a multi-media artist based in New York. Johana received her BA and MA from NYU where she studied visual art and comparative ideas, and received her MFA from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Johana has been engaged in a multidisciplinary art practice involving the mediums of painting, sculpture, performance and photography for the past twenty-five years. Interconnections between freedom, power, autobiography, colour, rupture, utopian and dystopian juxtapositions, flowers, landscape, the sky, space, time and simultaneities continue to be her visual and conceptual interests.
Her work has been exhibited at Beacon Open Studios, Starlite Gallery, Time IN, HiArt! Gallery, Good Question Gallery, Revival Gallery, Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities, Amazing Things Art Center, AIB MFA, Art Gotham, Holliston Mill Open Studios, 808 Commonwealth Gallery, Brooklyn Artists Gym and sevengaits project space.
Johana is currently in the process of beginning a new body of landscape work. She has recently begun a series of digital prints that will dialogue with a new series of works on paper, mixed media paintings on wood and large scale mixed media paintings.